of illinois it's a higher number. in the majority leader's -- assistant majority leader, presiding officer's state, a significant number of people, over 120,000 in my state alone, their christmas present will be that unemployment benefits have stopped for them, have been eliminated unless congress acts. that's why it's so important not just to enact a minimum wage in the weeks ahead but that we extend unemployment benefits for those -- those workers who are looking for jobs. these aren't people that are just -- just don't want to work. these are people that are looking for jobs, out -- they have to look for jobs in order to qualify. it's not a lot of money. it's 40% or 50% typically of their wage, what they were used to making. there aren't enough jobs in this country, there aren't enough jobs in connecticut and illinois and ohio that they can find jobs, and to take that minimum addition take thaminimum -- takt unemployment benefits away, when, number one, think about what it means so that happen, and, number two, as the assistant majority leader knows, this helps our economy.